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Olivia James

Position:
Sprints
Height:
5'8"
Class:
Redshirt Senior
Hometown:
St. Andrew, Jamaica
High School:
Vere Technical HS
BIO

Career Honors• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American, Indoor 4×400 (2015)• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, Outdoor 4×400 (2014)• NCAA Qualifier, Indoor 4×400 (2015) & Outdoor 4×400 (2014, 2015)• ACC Champion, Indoor 4×400 (2015)• ACC Champion, DMR (2016)• IAAF World Junior Championships Silver Medalist, 4×400 (2012)• IAAF World Youth Championships Gold Medalist, Medley Relay (2011)• IAAF World Youth Championships Bronze Medalist, 400 (2011)

Clemson Highlights• Ranks second in Clemson history in the indoor 400 & ninth in the outdoor 400.

2016 Outdoor Highlights• Earned second-team All-ACC status by finishing in sixth place at the league meet in the 400 meters• Helped 4×400 relay to bronze medal performance at the ACC Championships• Improved personal best in the 200 meters, running 24.42 in the prelims at the ACC meet• Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the open 400 and 4×4, missing national championship qualification in the latter by just two spots

2015 Outdoor Highlights• Part of the 4×400 relay which qualified for the NCAAs with a Clemson record-breaking run of 3:28.59• Group posted the time at the East Prelims in Jacksonville, Fla.• Recorded her best 400 of the season at the NCAA East Prelims with a time of 53.38• Placed eighth in the open 400 at the ACC Championships

2015 Indoor Highlights• Leadoff leg for the Tigers’ 4×400 relay that qualified for NCAAs and finished fourth overall at the meet• Group broke the school record by running 3:30.88, over three seconds better than the previous standard• Helped Clemson to ACC Championship in the event, with a time of 3:32.87• Also helped team to a then school record 3:33.04 at the Tyson Invitational• Ran well in the open 400, collecting an indoor personal best 53.24 — No. 2 on record at Clemson — at the Tyson meet

2014 Highlights• Redshirted the indoor season after enrolling mid-year• Earned berth in NCAA Championships with 4×400 relay; ran lead leg for the group that posted a qualifying time of 3:33.12 at East Prelims• Helped relay to season-best time of 3:32.87 at Georgia Tech• Qualified for the 400 final at the ACC Championships but withdrew due to lingering injury issues she has encountered all season• Earned a spot in the East Preliminary Round field in the 400 after running season-best time of 53.02 at the Seminole Twilight meet in Tallahassee, Fla.

Vere Technical High School Highlights• Member of Jamaica’s gold medal winning medley relay in 2011• Earned bronze medal at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France in 2011; she ran a time of 52.14 in the final• Advanced to the final and placed eighth in the 400 at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain (52.68)• Helped Jamaica’s 4×400 relay to a silver medal at the 2012 junior world meet; the relay posted a time of 3:32.97• Won gold medal at the 2011 Carifta Games in the U20 division of the 400 dash; she posted a time of 52.64 in the final• Helped her high school’s 4×400 relay to an incredible time of 3:30.5 in Kingston• Coached by Constantine Haughton

Personal• Born 6/1/94• Majoring in health science• Named to 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll